Elsie Smith (1888 - 1965)

Elsie Smith
1888 - 1965
updated February 06, 2019
Elsie Smith was born on July 19, 1888. She died in January 1965 at age 76. We know that Elsie Smith had been residing in Iowa.
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Elsie Smith passed away in January 1965 at age 76. She was born on July 19, 1888. We are unaware of information about Elsie's family or relationships. We know that Elsie Smith had been residing in Iowa.
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In 1888, in the year that Elsie Smith was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

In 1903, Elsie was only 15 years old when the Harley-Davidson Motor Company was begun by two childhood friends, William Harley and Arthur Davidson - with help from Arthur's brother, Walter. Their first prototype - a "motor-bicycle" - couldn't climb hills without also pedaling, so they went back to the drawing board, and in 1904 their new version came in 4th in a race. Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company were the only two major motorcycle companies to survive the Great Depression.

In 1925, Elsie was 37 years old when in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1954, when she was 66 years old, on May 17th, the Supreme Court released a decision on Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The ruling stated that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional thus paving the way for integration in schools.

In 1965, in the year of Elsie Smith's passing, the television show "I Spy" premiered in the fall season on NBC. The stars were Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, making Cosby the first African American to headline a television show. Four stations - in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama - refused to air the show.

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around 1918 - Unknown
around 1919 - Unknown
around 1911 - Unknown
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around 1911 - Unknown
around 1917 - Unknown
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Apr 25, 1884 - December 1963
Sep 10, 1900 - January 1974
Apr 4, 1894 - October 1978
Aug 9, 1893 - March 1983
Sep 12, 1941 - Sep 11, 2010
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Apr 8, 1939 - May 12, 2010
Dec 11, 1939 - Mar 4, 1999
Oct 8, 1940 - November 1971
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